Another interesting seat near me is the Liberal Party (conservative) blue ribbon and normally safe Goldstein. The sitting member has a strong independent 'teal' candidate against him. With Labor red, Liberal blue, Greens...well green, teal seems to be a combination of conservative Liberal Party economics, with a strong focus on the environment, climate change and progressive social issues.
That the teal independents are a threat to moderate conservative Liberal Party members tells the story of how the Liberal Party has not kept up with society's socially progressive attitudes and concern for the future of out planet. I hope the teals do well, with moderates in the Liberal Party removed and the party will go further into an unelectable position full of ultra conservatives religious nutters with no social care values, no care for the environment, anti worker, no care for the less fortunate in society, pro privatised medicine and big business profit over everything.
I was initially concerned about the removal of moderates but now I can see some sense in what might happen.
One possible victim could be the Member for Goldstein, the openly gay Tim Wilson who is being challenged by former ABC journalist independent candidate Zoe Daniels. Daniels reporting at times from trouble spots around the world was a terrific and she was a passionate reporter and I think hers may have been the last paper book I bought and it was a good read. I recommend Storyteller.